The three-day Southern Sleep Society Conference is preceded by the Annual Technologist Course on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Participants have the option of registering for the Technologist Course and the Southern Sleep Society Meeting, or may choose to attend specific days of the meeting. The event includes continental breakfasts, breaks, receptions, lunch during the technologist course, a golf tournament, tours and an impressive lineup of exhibitors and supporters. You will not experience a more incredible roster of faculty members than those who will be participating at this conference.
This year’s theme for the Technologist Course is “A New Generation of Sleep Health Professionals: Ensuring the Sustainability of the Field of Sleep Technology”. The course starts with a journey through the history of sleep disorders and sleep technology, presented by Dr. Wiliam Orr. Sleep Technologists will not want to miss this course because it specifically addresses the rapidly changing field of polysomnography and focuses on alternatives that will sustain growth and opportunities for the future. The course faculty members are leaders in the field and intimately involved in education and preparation for the ongoing changes that address the future of sleep technology. The faculty consists of past BRPT Presidents, a BRPT Board Member, AAST Board Members, a healthcare attorney, an expert in coding and billing, business owners and a pioneer in sleep medicine.
The Southern Sleep Society meeting agenda encompasses several symposia covering REM Parasomnias, the sleep disturbers and their consequences, the spectrum of sleepiness to sleeplessness, sleep related breathing disorders and hypersomnias, and a very unique presentation by a noted author that addresses insights into medical anthropology and sleep disorders. The theme of the meeting is: “Management of Sleep Disorders in the Age of Obamacare and Insurance Mandates”, which addresses an important fact that all Sleep Centers and Sleep Medicine Practices are facing. The faculty includes a keynote address from Dr. Carlos Schenck as well as presentations by other distinguished lecturers from around the country. The lineup of faculty members at the 2015 Southern Sleep Society meeting brings together the most distinguished leaders in the field of sleep medicine. Check out the Faculty Page for biographical information on each lecturer. This will be a weekend in New Orleans that you will not want to miss.
Statement of Accreditation — For Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atlanta Progressive CME and the Southern Sleep Society. Atlanta Progressive CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit
Atlanta Progressive CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application to AARC, AAST and BRPT requesting 23 Continuing Education Credits is being submitted. Allied Health Professionals can also earn partial credits depending on which sessions of the Technologist Course and Southern Sleep Society meeting which is attended.
This program (including the Technologist Course) has been approved for 23 Contact Hours by Sleep for Nurses.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14150, 5958 Highwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552, CEP 14150.